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Avocet couple | by Thomas.Gut
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Avocet couple

The Pied Avocet is an Old World species. This very elegant wader or shorebird is black and white, and shows a conspicuous upcurved long bill.


Both adults have similar plumage, but the female has shorter and more curved bill than male.

Adult has white body with black scapulars and mantle sides. On the upperwing, the outer lesser coverts and the median coverts are black, as the outer six primary flight feathers.

At rest and see in profile, we can see three black bands crossing the white plumage of the wing.

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Taken on September 24, 2014